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Don’t break your LDL cholesterol!!

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  By Kim Marquardt, RN MSN This blog post is from the Nurse Kim archives of myth busting. I want to share some "alternative" or maybe just lesser known health and wellness viewpoints for you to chew on. *These posts are not intended as official medical advice. They ARE meant to be fun, informative, and thought provoking, hopefully sparking an interest for you to do your own research (you can start with the links I provide!) and discover the marvels of the human body, and how it can function at its optimal performance level if we understand how it works and interacts with our environment and our diet. I have a passion for health and wellness through lifestyle and nutrition and have done thousands of hours of research in addition to being a registered nurse for 23 years. I have done A LOT of self-experimentation in and around diet, lifestyle, body care, and supplementation and have spent a lot of time looking into the science behind it all (or lack thereof!). Check back weekly

Tooting Unicorns and Your Gut Health!

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By Kim Marquardt, RN MSN This blog post is from the Nurse Kim archives of myth busting. I want to share some "alternative" or maybe just lesser known health and wellness viewpoints for you to chew on. *These posts are not intended as official medical advice. They ARE meant to be fun, informative, and thought provoking, hopefully sparking an interest for you to do your own research (you can start with the links I provide!) and discover the marvels of the human body, and how it can function at its optimal performance level if we understand how it works and interacts with our environment and our diet. I have a passion for health and wellness through lifestyle and nutrition and have done thousands of hours of research in addition to being a registered nurse for 23 years. I have done A LOT of self-experimentation in and around diet, lifestyle, body care, and supplementation and have spent a lot of time looking into the science behind it all (or lack thereof!). Check back weekly fo

Join Our Team!

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  To meet the mental health counseling needs of our students, MiraCosta College Student Health Services is bringing on an additional part-time Associate Faculty (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Spring 2023.  Essential duties are providing confidential, culturally relevant, and equity-oriented individual, relationship, and family counseling; facilitating support groups and workshops; supporting overall campus mental health needs including crisis intervention, drop-in support, and clinical back up of pre-licensed counselors; and serving as a liaison between Health Services and other campus departments/ programs. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, or a related field, as well as Licensure in California as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred, as is experience working with Blac

VIDEO: Drug Addiction: Educating through the Lens of Trauma, Resilience, and Hope

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By: Abby (Abigail) Burd, MSW, LCSW, LCS26867 Health Services was proud to host Maria Elena Greeman-Lynde (Morales) of Breaking Down Barriers for a personal account of recovery. Maria Elena is a blogger at Homegirlz del Corazon and works as an outreach worker for the Mobile Crisis Response Team. Many thanks to Breaking Down Barriers, a community service of Jewish Family Services, and the County of San Diego Live Well for providing this excellent speaker! This presentation is intended for adults and contains adult language as well as serious topics including assault, abuse, and addiction, as well as hope and recovery. If you are interested in support for your recovery, consider attending our recovery support group . We welcome MiraCosta students at any stage of looking at any addiction(s).

Why Placebos Work

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  By Kim Marquardt, RN MSN This blog post is from the Nurse Kim archives of myth busting. I want to share some "alternative" or maybe just lesser known health and wellness viewpoints for you to chew on. *These posts are not intended as official medical advice. They ARE meant to be fun, informative, and thought provoking, hopefully sparking an interest for you to do your own research (you can start with the links I provide!) and discover the marvels of the human body, and how it can function at its optimal performance level if we understand how it works and interacts with our environment and our diet. I have a passion for health and wellness through lifestyle and nutrition and have done thousands of hours of research in addition to being a registered nurse for 23 years. I have done A LOT of self-experimentation in and around diet, lifestyle, body care, and supplementation and have spent a lot of time looking into the science behind it all (or lack thereof!). Check back weekly

PSA: Doctors are Not Trained in Nutrition

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  By Kim Marquardt, RN MSN This blog post is from the Nurse Kim archives of myth busting. I want to share some "alternative" or maybe just lesser known health and wellness viewpoints for you to chew on. *These posts are not intended as official medical advice. They ARE meant to be fun, informative, and thought provoking, hopefully sparking an interest for you to do your own research (you can start with the links I provide!) and discover the marvels of the human body, and how it can function at its optimal performance level if we understand how it works and interacts with our environment and our diet. I have a passion for health and wellness through lifestyle and nutrition and have done thousands of hours of research in addition to being a registered nurse for 23 years. I have done A LOT of self-experimentation in and around diet, lifestyle, body care, and supplementation and have spent a lot of time looking into the science behind it all (or lack thereof!). Check back weekly

Why I Avoid Gluten Even Though I Don’t Have Celiac’s

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By Kim Marquardt, RN MSN This blog post is from the Nurse Kim archives of myth busting. I want to share some "alternative" or maybe just lesser known health and wellness viewpoints for you to chew on. *These posts are not intended as official medical advice. They ARE meant to be fun, informative, and thought provoking, hopefully sparking an interest for you to do your own research (you can start with the links I provide!) and discover the marvels of the human body, and how it can function at its optimal performance level if we understand how it works and interacts with our environment and our diet. I have a passion for health and wellness through lifestyle and nutrition and have done thousands of hours of research in addition to being a registered nurse for 23 years. I have done A LOT of self-experimentation in and around diet, lifestyle, body care, and supplementation and have spent a lot of time looking into the science behind it all (or lack thereof!). Check back weekly fo